21st to the 25th September ENTERTAINMENT A huge schedule of day and night entertainment. Join an authentic Bush Poet’s breakfast or kick up your heels with one of our big name performers. OUTBACK IRONMAN Are you ready to take on the Outback in one of the country’s toughest Ironman competitions? 5 Days of gruelling events AUSTRALIAN DUNNY DERBY Fun and mayhem racing the humble outhouse (or dunny). The entertaining Australian Dunny Derby is Outback Qld’s quirkiest event as seen on Queensland Weekender. SUNSET EXTRAVAGANZA DINNER You’re invited to a very special evening at a spectacular location. Dine under the stars and celebrate the magical Outback sunset. OUTBACK CENTURY CYCLE Do you have what it takes? You only get one chance every two years. 100 miles (160km) or 100 km – your choice of century! FOR THE KIDS There’s always something happening just for the kids at Outback Festival. Families travel from both the city and country to the Outback
The Royal Open Air Theatre is one of the few remaining open air picture theatres in Australia still in operation. Originally established in 1918, and purchased by the Evert family in 1938, the historic Royal Theatre offers a rare opportunity to enjoy the movies the old-fashioned way – laid back in canvas seats under the stars. Immerse yourself in ‘memories of yester-year’ with the old time slides and black and white film shorts. The Open Air Theatre is now also home to the World’s Largest Deck Chair. Drop in during the day to wander through the Museum (via the Gift and Gem and the Opal Walk), or come on a Nostalgia Night, held every Wednesday from April through September.